Alchemie was founded in 1981 by Landscape Architect Bruce D. Hinckley. Whether working on a six-thousand acre master plan or a tiny rooftop courtyard, the extension of architecture into landscape is a guiding principle. Hinckley travels regularly in wilderness areas for inspiration, and has design studios in Seattle, Washington and Ketchum and Wildhorse, Idaho.

Having developed a quiet reputation as a designer’s designer, Bruce Hinckley has had the privilege of working with many of the finest architects in the region on their own homes, including AIA National Award winner Tom Kundig, AIA Citation Award winner Eric Cobb, and AIA Honor Award winner George Suyama. Hinckley received the first Design Achievement Award presented to a landscape architect by Seattle Homes & Lifestyles Magazine and the Seattle Design Center In October 2003, and was listed as one of the Seattle 100: the People, Places, and Things that define Seattle Design, in the February 2006 issue of that magazine.


Mario Laky joined Alchemie in 2006, bringing a fresh perspective and additional technical skills. Brought up in a family of artists and designers, and educated at Rhode Island School of Design and Art center College of Design, Mario brings a passion for design excellence and a love of the natural world to each project. Bruce and Mario frequently explore wild landscapes in remote corners of the West while engaging in a long-standing dialog about design and ways of living with nature.